Keppel Offshore and Marine Units Win Contracts

Monday, August 26, 2002
Keppel Corporation Limited, through its offshore and marine units in Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has clinched contracts worth a total of $41 million from repeat customers. Three contracts over $28 million are for the upgrades of jack-up rig Ensco 81 and barge drilling unit Ensco 1 from Ensco Offshore Company (ENSCO), and swamp barge Maera from PT Apexindo Pratama Duta, an Indonesian drilling contractor. Another contract is for a new Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS) vessel for Pacific Richfield Marine Pte Ltd, owner and operator of offshore support vessels in the Asia and Pacific region. Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Keppel O&M said, “Shipyards usually become involved in a job only after the design and engineering work is completed. However, we have in many instances successfully convinced our customers to involve our design and engineering teams as partners in the initial stages of their projects. “This business model has worked for our customers and us. Together, we could come out with better solutions, turnaround their projects quickly, and deliver them within their budget and to the desired quality.” The drilling capability upgrade on Ensco 81 will be carried out in AMFELS Inc, Keppel’s yard in Brownsville, Texas and is expected to be completed by January 2003. Work on Ensco 1 is undertaken by Keppel FELS’ in Singapore and involves the construction and installation of an auxiliary support barge onto the drilling unit. Ensco 1 is scheduled for delivery in December 2002. ENSCO has been a long-time customer, for whom Keppel has built two jack-ups and carried out numerous repairs and upgrades. This year alone, four rigs from ENSCO were repaired in Keppel FELS Pioneer Yard. Meanwhile, PT Apexindo’s swamp barge Maera will undergo a six-month refurbishment in Keppel FELS. This contract came hot on the heels of an earlier $16 million contract from the same client in April this year, to build a swamp barge, Raisa. PT Apexindo awarded Keppel with the Raisa contract as a result of its competitive bid and reputed quality services. Both barges will be contracted to TotalFinaElf upon completion of the projects. Keppel Singmarine, the specialized newbuilding arm of Keppel O&M will build the 140-ton bollard pull purpose-built Anchor Handling Tug/Supply vessel for Pacific Richfield Marine. Measuring 246 ft. (75m) in length and 56 ft. (17m) in breadth, the vessel will be used to tow, support and provide services for offshore drilling and work-over rigs. It is scheduled for delivery in the last quarter of 2003.
Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

DP World 1H 2014 Profit Soars

Global marine terminal operator DP World releases strong financial results from its global portfolio of marine terminals for the six months to 30 June 2014, delivering

Rosneft and AVTOVAZ Strengthen Strategic Cooperation

Rosneft President, Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and AVTOVAZ President Bo Inge Andersson signed an Agreement of development of strategic cooperation,

 
 
Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1946 sec (5 req/sec)